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Espace trio enlisted to help police fight terrorism

BRITISH Transport Police has taken on three Renault Grand Espaces which will be used to help tackle potential terrorist attacks in London.

The new vehicles will be used on 24-hour response and have been converted to carry anti-terrorist equipment such as chemical monitoring systems, portable X-ray equipment and personal radiation alarms.

Paul Nicholas, assistant chief constable at British Transport Police, said: ‘We chose the Grand Espaces as they have proven reliable in service and popular with users.

‘They also offered the capacity both in volume and weight needed for the range of specialist equipment to be carried.’

The 3.5-litre V6 Grand Espaces, liveried in police markings, will act as response units for incidents in central London, including 250 miles of underground track.

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